FA925-The bottom of this early 'animal melange' postcard is better
seen on larger scan. Very detailed, very early. The Tuck logo
appears in tiny print on left of front. Art Nouveau border.
French back, Un, undivided back, EX
FA901-A baby is hatched by an egg. The handsome face of the child
makes the card very interesting! Quite uncommon. Unused, VG+
FA912-Four beetles drink to Spring. Small German text at
bottom. Embossed. Early undivided back with cancels. Super
FA902-A fairy with antennae and wings stands in front of gold
backround. A nice Valentine printed in Germany, lightly embossed.
light brown on reverse; overall VG.
cookie-lady sits on a bench while several kid-cookies have their fun. A
chromolitho by German American Novelty Company. Used 1906, undivided
back. Slight corner wear; overall VG+
woman in a yellow bathing suit buries a guy in the sand. From a really
good set; all feature the theme of a woman dominating a man and are
well-drawn. Un, emb, near MINT
are three woman's faces in this spray of red roses. The set is
believed to be the work of Dwig. From the set by Tuck called "Love
Petals." PU 1908, wob, very light edge wear, VG++.
animated Easter eggs work out in a gym. Card was published by
Tuck, "Egg-cellent." Signed by Shepheard, used 1907. Light
handwriting (name) bottom of card; very slight edge wear; overall VG
mother mouse croons with a mike to a baby mouse in a wood rocker. A child mouse
leans over it complete with fancy clothes. Tuck Oilette from the "New
Baby." Dated in pen on back 1909 although used but date not totally clear.
PU, fairly rare, EX
FA501-Four young men with Pierrot customs play
ring-around-the-rosy with a Champagne
bottle. Early M&B chromolitho. Lovely tinting.
Very light edge wear; overall EX
woman with an elaborate hairdo poses with a rayed sun. The hair is wrapped around
the bottom of the sun. The title is an expo at Anvers in 1909. And the
photography is attributed to G. Hermans, Anvers. Un, near MINT
fish, one a street sweeper and one a drunk on the ground (?) , create an
interesting early picture. Un, very light coloring to front; overall
bevy of "Spring maidens" carry a young May King across a grassy meadow as a few
leaders in the group drive-out a very weary Winter. Published by Gerlach &
Wiedling in Vienna. Beautiful colors in the palette of the Spring ladies.
Signed in lower left, Un,
birds peer at each other on the top of a bottle of champagne. The art on this real
photo postcard is professionally hand-tinted. European back. Un, light album
marks visible on back. EX
young girl dances with a fairy and other 'wee' folk in a scene filled with flowers.
Artwork by Hilda T. Miller and published by Faulkner of London, series 1693. Un, one
very small scratch in middle of upper border; overall VG++
some Krampus! He has reptile textured horns, hair like wires, and predator fangs.
If that isn't enough than you can notice the heavy chain across his chest, the
switch, and the hellfire that borders the image. Un, wob, EX
unusual fantasy image on this Christmas greeting shows a 'Krampus' jack-in-the-box beneath
a decorated tree. Four little elves are terror-stricken! Un, extremely light
and small traces of surface soil near bottom left; overall EX
woman kicks the top hat off a snowman. Note the way the fallen snowman is shaped
like a big snowball inside the outer circular frame of falling snow. Great artwork
from X. Sager. Un, EX+
postcards were printed in a 'more
innocent age (pre-Freud), you can look at loads of
mushroom cards without thinking of 'phallic symbols,' but this card makes such allusions
harder to ignore. This European studio photo poses a young woman next to a very tall
mushroom. PU 1909, EX
stand on the deck of a ship doing 'egg-cellent egg-cercises.' The great image was
drawn by G.E. Shepheard for the Tuck Company. Un, VG+
simply one of the very best mushroom fantasy cards I've ever offered for sale. I am
not able to make a positive id on the artist's initials on card but the work is far above
the ordinary. Note the tree trunk! The card carries the fanciful logo of the
publishing house on back. From the dates given on front and back it seems to be from
the 1929-1931 timeframe. Un, writing in pencil on back, EX
lovely and uncommon image has two children with ladybugs underneath a giant mushroom.
The natural markings of a mushroom have been transformed into horseshoe symbols!
A top quality card printed on good board by T.S.N. The artist's signature
appears in lower right corner. Un, EX
clever and scarce mushroom fantasy postcard, a ' mailman' mushroom hands a letter over to
a 'lady' mushroom. A hand-tinted drawing printed by B.K.W.I, Austria. Not your
run-of-the-mill mushroom card! Un, wob, VG+
doesn't involve montage but the photo image is so well done that the swirling fabric
behind the woman is 'frozen' by the action of the camera to simulate large wings.
Getting it just right must have taken considerable talent. Photo is also
hand-tinted. Un, EX
photo fantasy card with a woman butterfly whose wings become borders for tinted photo
views of Malta. Well-done and scarce. Un, wob, EX
family relaxes around their 'watermelon' home. Photo montage work at its best by
renowned early Kansas photographer, Martin. Un, early AZO stamp box, very light edge
wear; overall VG+
drawing is restricted to black and white but is very well done...lots of great detail.
A devil carries off a bunch of children on his flying broom switch. Early
undivided back, PU 1903 Germany. Writing along front border due to early undivided
back; overall VG+
real photo fantasy of butterfly woman done by Reutlinger Studios. The name of John
Laurent appears on all cards in this set as artist and/or photographer. Softly
hand-tinted. Un, EX
whimsical moon-head man published by PFB, series 6283. CP, emb, EX
lobster fantasy card is an advertising issue from the Rockingham at Portsmouth, New
Hampshire. It has a lobster chief and lobster GOLFER! on either side of a gigantic
lobster claw. The back of card has two of their menu dinners in small
print...complete full course dinners for $1.50 and $2.00. From info on back we find
that the card was sold or given to customers at the restaurant to send to friends.
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